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Another Week, Another Airbnb Horror Story: Guest Uses Rental to Entertain Sex-Work Clients

Van Winkle's | Posted 07.01.2015 | Travel
Van Winkle's

An Australian woman from New South Wales used Airbnb to transform someone else’s home into a “makeshift brothel,” the Daily Telegra...

Dear Tor Hagen, CEO Viking Cruise Lines...

Jean Newman Glock | Posted 05.15.2015 | Travel
Jean Newman Glock

On the eve of the christening of your first ocean going ship, Viking Star, I hope you won't mind my sharing a personal note with a few readers. Our past goes back many years and has had it's ups and downs.

The Privilege of Being Pretty -- #PassingCanMean #PrettyPower -- The Transgender Struggle

Nikki Araguz Loyd | Posted 05.12.2015 | Gay Voices
Nikki Araguz Loyd

Today I encourage you to look in the mirror and tell yourself "I am pretty, I am worthy, and I love Me!" and then go tell someone else, and even more I ask that the next time you encounter a transgender individual offer them a kind word about their appearance.

Getting Enlightened About Prostitution

Susan Smalley, Ph.D. | Posted 06.02.2015 | Impact
Susan Smalley, Ph.D.

2015 marked the 25th anniversary of the movie Pretty Woman starring Julia Roberts and Richard Gere. It was a movie I loved at the time because I real...

Pretty Woman Hides an Ugly Reality

Hon. Judy Harris Kluger | Posted 05.25.2015 | Impact
Hon. Judy Harris Kluger

The Today Show's celebration of this fantasy misses the reality that prostitution is rarely light, loving or funny. In the quarter century since the film's release, we know much more about the links between prostitution and human trafficking.

9 Other Movies People Saw When 'Pretty Woman' Opened 25 Years Ago

The Huffington Post | Christopher Rosen | Posted 03.23.2015 | Entertainment

March 23 marks the 25th anniversary of "Pretty Woman." The classic rom-com -- which has both defenders and detractors -- was released on this day in 1...

'Pretty Woman' and the Ugly Truth About Prostitution

Marian Hatcher | Posted 04.18.2015 | Impact
Marian Hatcher

Prostitution as portrayed in Pretty Woman is just about as far as you can get from the truth. Prostitution is ugly. Most of it is sex trafficking. It's intriguing to read that the movie's script originally was written as a dark, cautionary tale. That, from my perspective as a survivor, gets at the sad reality.

Pretty Woman Turns 25

Nathan Smith | Posted 05.22.2015 | Entertainment
Nathan Smith

With her bad blonde wig and safety pins holding her imitation leather boots, Roberts still dazzles us with her earthy, warm, and self-deprecating Vivian 25 years on. While 50 Shades of Grey has recently captured our attentions, it may be time to instead indulge in a Pretty Woman couch session.

Matthew Jacobs

How Modern Cinderella Movies Have Updated The Classic Tale's Feminism

HuffingtonPost.com | Matthew Jacobs | Posted 03.20.2015 | Entertainment

Even with Egyptian and European roots, Cinderella is one of American culture's most famous folktales. Decades after Mary Pickford portrayed the haples...

Kingsman: The Secret Service

Francis Levy | Posted 05.02.2015 | Arts
Francis Levy

Michael Vaughn's Kingsman:The Secret Service is like The Shining meets Pygmalion. The movie which lies firmly in the tradition of Tarantino's meta ci...

ReThink Review: Fifty Shades of Grey -- Why Now?

Jonathan Kim | Posted 04.15.2015 | Entertainment
Jonathan Kim

Timing and technology may have conspired to make a story like Fifty Shades of Grey a runaway success, but its poor grasp of bondage and dominant/submissive power dynamics may send a dangerous message farther and faster than we would ever want.

16 Good Movies That Opened To Bad Reviews

The Huffington Post | Matthew Jacobs | Posted 02.10.2015 | Entertainment

There's no accounting for taste, as evidenced by the foolhardy reception certain cinematic gems initially garner. These 16 films exemplify that as wel...

Female Students Shown 'Pretty Woman' Clips To Learn How Not To Dress

The Huffington Post | Rebecca Klein | Posted 10.02.2014 | Teen

Several media outlets are accusing a North Dakota high school of "slut shaming" female students by allegedly comparing them to Vivian Ward. Devils...

Yagana Shah

The 5 Sexiest Things About Richard Gere On His Birthday

HuffingtonPost.com | Yagana Shah | Posted 08.30.2014 | Fifty

Happy birthday, Richard Gere! Not only can we not believe the hunky actor is 65 today, it's hard to imagine that it's been nearly 25 years since he ma...

Prostitution: Shameful for a Girl, 'Shameless' for a Guy

Andrew Cristi | Posted 05.25.2014 | Entertainment
Andrew Cristi

For a 20-something girl who just fed her baby brother cocaine out of negligence and got arrested, turning tricks seems like the bottom of the barrel. For an underage boy who shouldn't even be in a night club to begin with, stripping and hooking and pimping seem like great, lucrative career options.

It's Official, 'Pretty Woman' Is Getting A Musical Makeover

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 03.19.2014 | Arts

Twenty four years ago Julia Roberts stole the hearts of Americans everywhere as Vivian Ward, a Hollywood prostitute with the curliest locks to ever hi...

In Defense Of 'Pretty Woman'

Matthew Jacobs | Posted 04.20.2014 | Entertainment
Matthew Jacobs

"Pretty Woman" was recently omitted from a list of the greatest modern romantic comedies. Why has the Julia Roberts vehicle come under such fire?

Popcorn Preview: August: Osage County

Leslie Sisman | Posted 03.08.2014 | Entertainment
Leslie Sisman

August: Osage County (2013) Cast includes: Meryl Streep (The Devil Wears Prada), Julia Roberts (Pretty Woman), Chris Cooper (American Beauty), Ewan Mc...

Miley Cyrus: A Blurred Red Line for Culture

Dr. Gregory Jantz, Ph.D. | Posted 11.10.2013 | Celebrity
Dr. Gregory Jantz, Ph.D.

I've been tracking the reactions to Miley Cyrus's performance - some might use the term spectacle - at the MTV VMA Awards. Speaking of terms, the Oxf...

If These Classic Movies Were Made Today

Melissa Sher | Posted 10.09.2013 | Women
Melissa Sher

Sixteen Candles: Jake wishes Samantha a happy birthday on her Facebook page. He does not get her a cake.

Movie Characters Who Should Meet

The Huffington Post | Matthew Jacobs | Posted 08.02.2013 | Entertainment

Superman and Batman are meeting, so why can't the rest of our favorite movie characters? It's not only superheroes who are capable of joining forces, ...

'90s Movies That Will Make You Feel Like It's 1993

The Huffington Post | Matthew Jacobs | Posted 07.25.2013 | Entertainment

This weekend will find Aubrey Plaza, Bill Hader and Andy Samberg flashing back to 1993 in "The To Do List." Naturally, we've decided to do the same. B...

Why Is Miley Cyrus Dressed Like A Silver-Screen Hooker?

Posted 06.29.2013 | Celebrity

Either Miley Cyrus can't stop, or she's just having too much of a good time to take a breather. Either way, we think she might have gone a tad too far...

Thank Al Pacino for Pretty Woman

Gary W. Goldstein | Posted 07.22.2013 | Entertainment
Gary W. Goldstein

Hollywood isn't just a town that requires rhino-thick skin, it's a town that tests your faith in your game plan and in yourself.

Thank Steve Jobs for Pretty Woman

Gary W. Goldstein | Posted 07.14.2013 | Entertainment
Gary W. Goldstein

It was 1983 and my first film as a producer just lost $80,000 on its opening weekend after roughly zero tickets were sold. I had thrown away my legal career and had no idea how I'd make my way in the film business, but luckily I had my first-ever computer from Apple.